Samsung Galaxy S3 Versus Nokia Lumia 900: Is it a Fair Comparison?

By Vamien McKalin | May 06, 2012 10:09 AM EDT

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Ever since big bad Samsung went ahead and unleashed the Galaxy S3 to the world, the device has found itself being compared to everything else, and perhaps only a toaster is left for this beast of a smartphone to stand toe to toe with in a versus contest. The latest victim to go up against the Galaxy S3 is the Nokia Lumia 900. And, really, there's no contest here.

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Because of Windows Phone limitations, manufactures are forced to release devices with less than stellar hardware specs, though when you consider how efficient Windows Phone 7.5 is, devices truly do not require a quad core CPU to perform well.

That said, smartphone consumers are spoilt by Android and this is the reason why Windows Phone is shunned. It is not because the OS is bad. It's pretty awesome but devices are just not as powerful.

Here come the Nokia Lumia 900 with its 4.3-inch display, 1.4GHz single core CPU, 512MB RAM, 8 megapixel camera, 16GB internal memory with 7-25GB free SkyDrive storage and Windows Phone 7.5 as the driver. Compare all of that to the Samsung Galaxy S3: 1.4GHz quad core Exynos CPU, 1GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and its massive 4.8-inch display and all you have is a massacre.

As you can see, it is not fair to the Lumia 900 to be compared with the Galaxy S3. Windows Phone is good, but the OS is nowhere at the same level as Android 4.0. Add to it, S Voice, S Beam, Smart Stay, Wireless Charging and the cool camera features such as zero shutter lag and Burst Mode and you've got yourself a winner here. The only thing this device has over the Galaxy S3 is its design. Nokia has done a great job with the unibody design of this handset, no doubt. And yes, Lumia 900 is being offered at a very cheap price - $49 - in the U.S. Don't expect Galaxy S3 to be offered at that price.

So that's that. What else is left for the Samsung Galaxy S3 to be compared to? We vote the toaster. No, seriously, we mean it. Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Toasty the toaster, make it happen, Internet.

(reported by Vamien McKalin, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)


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